LAW & ORDER – Singular Charge of Robbery at Redcar

Accreditation The Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 01/02/1878.


            On Tuesday (29/01), at the Guisborough Petty Sessions (before the Rev. Canon Yeoman, and A. H. Turner Newcomen, and R. Yeoman, Esq’s.), and O’Neil, of Redcar, was charged with stealing a bedstead, mattress, flock bed, and other domestic articles, the property of her mother, Mary Ann Brown. It appears that about 10 weeks ago. prosecutrix went to a Roman Catholic convent at Finchley, near London, but not liking the regulations there she returned to Redcar. Prosecutrix, who gave her evidence in a very extraordinary manner, said she never went to her house, when she returned, but was told that the goods had been removed by her daughter and sold. Canon Yeoman: have you ever examine the house yourself to see if the goods were in? Witness: No. – Mr. Newcomen: how have you learned your living? Witness: By hawking. Mr. Newcomen: Have you ever been in prison? Witness: Of course. (Laughter). I was sent for stealing twelve yards of bad calico from Scaling’s shop, but it was wrong. Mr. Newcomen: The case is dismissed Witness: It is very hard. I cannot get my furniture.- Mr. Newcomen: You cannot show that there are not in the house. Witness: I know they are not there. – The prosecutrix then left the court, grumbling as she went out about the hardships she suffered because the bench would not believe that what she said was the truth.


Lol Hansom June 26, 2015 Law & Order